Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
3,488

Program name (1st program):
Sustainability Office

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
3,488

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (1st program):

Students are hired into the Sustainability Office based on the quality of a program they suggest. Each student is asked to apply for the position knowing that they will be working on common tasks of the Sustainability Office, and also leading their own side project. These projects should directly contribute to the goals of sustainability on campus. Past projects have included installing a rain garden, writing a grant for solar panels, leading plant restoration efforts and many more.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

At the beginning of every year the students in the Sustainability Office attends a campus wide program for student leaders, the Student Leadership Institute. Students in the Sustainability Office also meet once a week as a large team to provide updates and participate in tailored trainings that may be needed.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

These are paid positions. They also receive funding for the special projects that need it.


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Program name (2nd program):
RHA Sustainability Directors

Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (2nd program):
1,800

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

Sustainability Directors serve as student educators within each residence hall, teaching about in-hall compost, recycling, and organizing other educational programming.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):

Directors have a required three day training at the beginning of each semester, focusing on leadership and sustainability as main focuses of their positions.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

The head sustainability director is a paid position, while RHA devotes hours every week to sustainability director guidance and organization.


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Program name (All other programs):
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Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (All other programs):
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